nyc etymology

English word nyc comes from Latin scio (I can, know, understand, have knowledge.. I know carnally.), Latin ne- (Absolutely negates the principal meaning.), Latin nidus (Dwelling for animals. Nest.)

Detailed word origin of nyc

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
scio Latin (lat) I can, know, understand, have knowledge.. I know carnally.
ne- Latin (lat) Absolutely negates the principal meaning.
nidus Latin (lat) Dwelling for animals. Nest.
scius Latin (lat) Cognizant, knowing.
nicher Old French (fro)
nichier Old French (fro) To nest (of a bird, to build and maintain a nest).
nescio Latin (lat) I cannot, I do not know, I am ignorant, I do not understand.
nescius Latin (lat) Not knowing how, unable (with infinitive). Unaware, ignorant (of a fact).
nisce Old French (fro)
nice English (eng) Used to signify a job well done.. Used to signify approval. (dated) Very small and thus liable to not being noticed.. (now, rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]. (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]. (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish. [...]
nyc English (eng) (nonstandard) nice.

Words with the same origin as nyc

Descendants of scio
McScience Scientology biogeoscience nice nice-but-dim nice-nice niceling nicely niceness nicety niche omniscient overnice science scientific scientist sfnal stem stf stfan stfcon stfdom stfzine supernice
Descendants of ne-
annihilate annihilation necessary necessity nil
Descendants of nidus
Niceville annidation nice and nice guy niceish nicen nicery nidal nidary nidiform nidify nye outnice renice seminice